Conversations with KidsPeace

Conversations with KidsPeace

By KidsPeace
Advice, information and inspiration from experts at the leading provider of mental and behavioral health services for children, adults and those who love them.
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How to SURVIVE teenage attraction and angst | CWK#027
The Conversations with KidsPeace podcast returns for its third season just in time for Valentine’s Day 2020 – and examines the phenomenon of “young love”… Therapist Breannah Allen discusses how young people deal with romantic attraction and attachments, and ways parents can help them navigate those situations.  Bob Martin hosts.
13:27
February 11, 2020
Pets, Animals and Nature | Helping People Heal And Thrive | CWK#026
The new issue of KidsPeace’s Healing Magazine is out now, and on the Conversations with KidsPeace podcast host Bob Martin talks with three contributors who shared their stories of the therapeutic benefits that pets, animals and nature can provide.
26:28
December 16, 2019
Interview with Adrienne Pauling and Michelle Callahan on Family Therapy | CWK #025
Treating a child suffering from mental or behavioral health challenges often involves treating their families, too. On the latest Conversations with KidsPeace podcast, host Bob Martin welcomes back therapists Adrienne Pauling and Michelle Callahan to discuss the importance of family therapy and ways it can make a difference in helping kids thrive.
23:25
November 26, 2019
Interview with Bennie Eliason of LVHN Street Medicine | CWK#024
The next “Conversations” podcast discusses a program from a local hospital network that seeks to care for the physical and mental health needs of members of our community who are our “street neighbors.” Bob Martin hosts.  More information about the Street Medicine initiative can be found at https://www.lvhn.org/community-health/street-medicine-program
17:53
November 13, 2019
Interview with Dr. Caron Farrell | CWK#023
On the latest Conversations with KidsPeace podcast, host Bob Martin talks with Dr. Caron Farrell, the new Vice President of Medical Affairs at KidsPeace Hospital, about her philosophy of care and how an interdisciplinary approach can lead to better results for the kids treated at the Hospital.
10:22
October 9, 2019
On Location At the Sensory-Sensitive Playground | CWK#022
For the past year, kids in KidsPeace’s autism programs in the Lehigh Valley have had a place to play designed for their particular needs.  On the latest episode of the Conversations with KidsPeace podcast, host Bob Martin tours the playground with program manager Alexis Harvey to learn what makes it a special experience for our clients.
12:35
September 16, 2019
Things teachers wish parents knew | CWK#021
On the latest episode of Conversations with KidsPeace, a teacher shares what she WISHES parents would know about their kids heading Back to School. Bob Martin hosts. To subscribe to the podcast, go to iTunes or Google Play and search “Conversations with KidsPeace.” Also check out our YouTube channel for more content.
22:33
August 14, 2019
Recruiting for Mental Health Professionals | CWK#020
The latest installment of the Conversations with KidsPeace podcast examines how the organization is dealing with a tight labor market for skilled healthcare professionals. Bob Martin hosts. To subscribe to the podcast, go to iTunes or Google Play and search “Conversations with KidsPeace.” Also check out our YouTube channel for more content.
13:34
July 11, 2019
40 Years of Foster Care | CWK#019
The Spring/Summer issue of Healing Magazine Is now available and on the latest Conversations with KidsPeace podcast, host Bob Martin talks with two of the magazine’s contributors – discussing KidsPeace’s 40 years of foster care services, and a new approach to treating addiction and underlying mental health issues as the same time. To subscribe to the podcast, go to iTunes or Google Play and search “Conversations with KidsPeace.” Also check out our YouTube channel for more content. The Spring/Summer 2019 edition has a special section, “Foster Care at 40” – which looks at fostering from a variety of perspectives: An examination of how the service has evolved from the 1970s to today Views of a Member of Congress on how policy initiatives can support families better An hour-by-hour description of “a typical day in foster care” (proving there’s no such thing), by the voices behind the popular Foster Talk blog series And ideas and suggestions from the most important people in the discussion – foster kids themselves. KidsPeace also announced that starting June 15, Healing Magazine will be carried in the magazine racks of the Barnes & Noble Booksellers store at the Promenade Shops in Center Valley, PA, as a free community publication.  It’s the first time in the history of Healing Magazine that it will be available in a retail setting.
20:45
June 8, 2019
A Mother’s Story | CWK#018
In time for Mother’s Day, the Conversations with KidsPeace podcast brings you a story of one woman’s struggle with a child in mental health crisis, and how she and her family found the help they needed through KidsPeace’s outpatient programs. Guest host Dr. Ashleigh Anderson talks with Gosia Sutliffe about navigating the health care system to find the right path for her child and her family. To subscribe to the podcast, go to iTunes or Google Play and search “Conversations with KidsPeace.” Also check out our YouTube channel for more content.
17:47
May 8, 2019
A Conversation with KidsPeace Interim CEO Michael Slack | CWK#017
For the first time in over a decade, a new individual is in the top management position at KidsPeace. New Interim President and CEO Michael Slack discusses his career and vision for the organization on the latest Conversations with KidsPeace podcast. Bob Martin hosts. To subscribe to the podcast, go to iTunes or Google Play and search “Conversations with KidsPeace.” Also check out our YouTube channel for more content.
24:06
April 10, 2019
No Appointment Necessary | CWK#016
KidsPeace offices in Pennsylvania have a way to help families struggling with the mystery of whether (or how) to seek help for kids in crisis … and all you have to do is walk right in.  In the latest Conversations with KidsPeace podcast, therapist Sara Kahler explains the free walk-in assessment program.  Bob Martin hosts.
17:32
March 26, 2019
Combating Mental Health Stigma | CWK#015
It may be the single biggest barrier to seeking help for many suffering from a mental health condition – the stigma society associates with mental illness.  In our podcast series, host Bob Martin talks with author Michael Schlossberg and Dr. Matthew Koval as they take on the issue of stigma from personal, medical and societal perspectives – including: How a depression emerged for one of the guests during college, and how he got past “self-stigma” to seek help.  The role Robin Williams’ suicide played in prompting Schlossberg to become a public advocate for viewing mental illness as a chronic condition, and how his latest writing venture carries that message into the realm of young adult science fiction. The need to humanize depression in order to combat the stigma against treatment, especially among men and minority communities:  Why primary care physicians need to be ready for what’s called “the doorknob comment,” as the opening to learning what may truly be troubling their patient. And why turning around the old saying, “Don’t just sit there, DO something!” can reveal a path to help individuals suffering in silence because of stigma. To subscribe to the podcast, go to iTunes or Google Play and search “Conversations with KidsPeace.”  Also check out our YouTube channel for more content.
31:21
February 12, 2019
Gender Diversity | CWK#014
(PLEASE NOTE: The audio of this episode’s discussion has been edited for privacy needs.) Mental health professionals, along with many families and individuals, are dealing with the implications of gender diversity, as society moves from a binary view of gender to multiple gender models.  On this Conversations podcast, therapist Jonna Finocchio and psychiatrist Ashleigh Anderson discuss the changes in how we view gender and their impact on caring for the gender-diverse.  Bob Martin hosts. To subscribe to the podcast, go to iTunes or Google Play and search “Conversations with KidsPeace.” Also check out our YouTube channel for more content.
33:24
January 22, 2019
Holiday Stress Is Coming To Town | CWK#013
It’s holiday time on the “Conversations with KidsPeace” podcast – actually, it’s holiday stress that guests Adrienne Pauling and Michelle Callahan discuss with host Bob Martin.  They offer tips on navigating money concerns, grief, family conflicts and overscheduling – as well as a foolproof way to clean up a broken glass at your holiday get-together! To subscribe to the podcast, go to iTunes or Google Play and search “Conversations with KidsPeace.”  Also check out our YouTube channel for more content.
18:43
November 29, 2018
De-Escalation | CWK#012
On the Conversations with KidsPeace podcast, we look at the latest issue of Healing Magazine and its focus on de-escalation of kids in crisis.  We talk with the head of an organization promoting a comprehensive strategy for defusing situations quickly and effectively.  We also discuss what therapists and professionals need to keep in mind when counseling populations at risk for suicide amid a wave of attention to the subject in popular culture.  And a KidsPeace clinician reviews a new book by an Olympic champion about enduring and triumphing over horrific sexual abuse.  Bob Martin hosts. 1:22 - Jamie Pfister, KidsPeace - Addressing Suicide Amid Popular Culture 11:40 - Kim Sanders, Ukeru Systems - Creating an Environment of Comfort vs. Control 23:36 - Eric Sell, KidsPeace - Book Review: Fighting Back by Kayla Harrison, et al. Listen here, or to subscribe to the podcast, go to iTunes or Google Play and search “Conversations with KidsPeace” Ukeru Website: https://www.ukerusystems.com The new issue of Healing Magazine was published November 19; to view it and back issues of the magazine, visit www.healingmagazine.org.
29:46
November 21, 2018
Foster Talk | CWK#011
On the latest Conversations with KidsPeace podcast, the two foster parents behind the “Foster Talk” feature on fostercare.com talk about how they hope the blog series can provide guidance to both foster parents and those considering fostering. Bob Martin hosts. To subscribe to the podcast, go to iTunes or Google Play and search “Conversations with KidsPeace.”  Also check out our YouTube channel for more content.
16:53
November 2, 2018
Introducing Daysha | CWK#010
On our podcast, we invite you to meet an Indiana foster teen and hear her insights about how she grew from a troubled child into a college student and scholarship recipient. Introducing the remarkable Daysha Copeland, on the latest episode of “Conversations with KidsPeace.”  Bob Martin hosts. To subscribe to the podcast, go to iTunes or Google Play and search “Conversations with KidsPeace.” Also check out our YouTube channel for more content.
13:18
October 9, 2018
Back To School Tips | CWK#009
It’s that time of year again – families are starting to get ready for summer to end and school to begin. On the latest episode of the Conversations with KidsPeace podcast, we talk with Adrienne Pauling and Michelle Callahan from KidsPeace’s Pennsylvania community programs on what parents can do to help their kids better manage the transition back to school.  Bob Martin hosts. To subscribe to the podcast, go to iTunes or Google Play and search “Conversations with KidsPeace.”  Also check out our YouTube channel for more content. Adrienne and Michelle’s Six Back-to-School Tips for Parents: Develop a sleep routine. Start kids going to bed earlier and earlier each night until they have worked up to their typical school sleeping times. Have the kids eat a balanced diet. During school, kids won’t have access to snacks and sugary things that they typically may have access to during the day at home.  Cut back on “Screen Time.” Setting boundaries with video games, TV, tablets, etc., will help prepare kids for the school routine. Help them get organized. Have supplies ready prior to the first day of school.  Follow the suggested list that many school districts put out so that your child does not have to feel anxious or worried that they do not have what they need. Empathize!! Kids need to feel supported and encouraged, no matter how trivial their concerns/fears may seem.  Knowing that their parent/caregiver is there for them and willing to listen is so important during this often difficult transition.  Stay involved! Know your child’s teachers, daily schedule, etc.  Take advantage of apps and websites that schools provide to keep you “in the know” of what is expected of your child daily.
23:09
August 15, 2018
Critical Incident Response Team | CWK#008
In times of crisis or disaster, we rely on the courage and skill of first responders to help those affected.  But what about the well-being of those individuals? Who helps the helpers cope with the stress and emotions they feel as a result of their work? On the latest Conversations with KidsPeace podcast, we talk about KidsPeace’s Critical Incident Response Team - a program that can provide needed support for the first responder heroes we all depend upon.  Bob Martin hosts. To subscribe to the podcast, go to iTunes or Google Play and search “Conversations with KidsPeace”
12:48
July 26, 2018
Fighting Sex Trafficking of Children | CWK#007
Sex trafficking of children isn’t a problem just in other countries – it’s happening in America as well, and communities need to bring resources from multiple sources together to combat it. On the latest Conversations with KidsPeace podcast, we discuss the work that’s being done in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley community to address the commercial sexual exploitation of children, and the role KidsPeace plays in treating its victims.  Bob Martin hosts. Listen here, or to subscribe to the podcast, go to iTunes or Google Play and search “Conversations with KidsPeace”
33:52
July 10, 2018
Getting Lost In TechnoReality | CWK#006
On the Conversations with KidsPeace podcast, a special episode focused on the new issue of KidsPeace’s Healing Magazine and the topic of excessive social media and Internet use among children.  Hear from three experts who authored articles in the magazine’s special section “Getting Lost in TechnoReality”– sharing their thoughts on how serious a problem excessive screen use is and what parents can do about it. Bob Martin hosts. The new issue of Healing Magazine was published May 30; to view it and back issues of the magazine, visit www.healingmagazine.org.
37:54
June 5, 2018
Fostering Opioid Impacted Infants | CWK#005
One of the heart-breaking aspects of America’s opioid epidemic is its impact on foster care – especially when it comes to babies whose mothers used the drugs during pregnancy. In one Pennsylvania community, KidsPeace Foster Care is working to bring answers and hope to foster parents and healthcare workers caring for opioid-impacted infants.  On this episode of our podcast series, learn more about this effort and the challenges of caring for these youngest victims of the opioid crisis. Bob Martin hosts. Guests: Heather Moore (PA Eastern Regional Manager, KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs); Megan Craig (KidsPeace foster parent, Doylestown, PA) For more information about the opioid-impacted infants training, visit www.fostercare.com/events
22:10
May 14, 2018
Foster Care – What’s Next? | CWK#004
Significant changes are rocking the foster care system in America. What’s next for foster care and the kids who need it?  In this episode of the podcast series “Conversations with KidsPeace,” we mark National Foster Care Month in May by hearing from KidsPeace foster care specialists Bryan Hoffstetter and Rebecca Cade on the challenges they face, how traditional foster care may become a thing of the past, and what keeps them motivated in such a demanding profession.  Bob Martin hosts. To subscribe to the podcast, go to iTunes or Google Play and search “Conversations with KidsPeace”
21:15
April 23, 2018
Too Many Meds? Discussing Polypharmacy – CWK#003
When children with mental or behavioral health issues are put onto multiple psychotropic medications at the same time, there are concerns about long-term effectiveness and side effects. In this conversation, Dr. Ashleigh Anderson discusses this issue of polypharmacy and how KidsPeace works to minimize it in its residential programs, and offers some advice to parents concerned about managing the medication load on their kids.  Bob Martin hosts. You can subscribe to the Conversations with KidsPeace podcast at iTunes or Google Play.  If you have comments about a particular conversation, or ideas on subjects for future podcasts, please let us know at Robert.Martin@kidspeace.org
16:31
April 2, 2018
Mental Health First Aid – CWK002
We all know the importance of first aid for physical ailments. Now, a national group is promoting a similar approach to helping folks in mental health or emotional crises. KidsPeace’s Rob Harvey discusses his work as a trainer for Mental Health First Aid – what it is, and who should consider getting trained in it. Bob Martin hosts. Click below to listen to the podcast. You can subscribe to the Conversations with KidsPeace podcast at iTunes or Google Play. If you have comments about a particular conversation, or ideas on subjects for future podcasts, please let us know at Robert.Martin@kidspeace.org
18:52
March 8, 2018
Beating the Winter Blues – CWK001
Are the “Winter Blues” real? In this episode of our podcast series, KidsPeace’s Chris Ferry talks about the origins – physical, and maybe even evolutionary – of feeling depressed and sluggish in the wintertime, and offers some simple tips on how to counteract the winter blues – as well as a great “life hack” inspirational quote. Bob Martin hosts. Click below to listen to the podcast. For comments or suggestions on topics you would like to hear: Email: robert.martin@kidspeace.org
15:40
February 22, 2018